I was expecting a very different cider, with peach & oak notes, per the bottle & cidery website. However, upon e-mailing them, I realized I was in for a shock.
From Millstone: Focus on rustic ciders (unfiltered, unsulfited, unpastuerized, naturally dry, & wild yeast influenced), style most similar to Basque or Austrian Spanish ciders. Cobbler was 8 barrels peach wine (bourbon barrel aged 6 months) and 22 barrels Goldrush & York Imperial apple cider (oak barrel aged 6 months). Bottle conditioned. Characteristics of peach skin and a lactic soft cheese like quality as well as a hint of vanilla from the bourbon barrel. Dry, high acid, and a moderate helping of funk.
I found it undrinkable, as did 3 others. Way too funky, yeasty, mouth-puckering tang, sour/tart, acidic, etc, for my taste. Those qualities were so overpowering I found no peach or barrel notes, only citrus. Unfortunate that I was misled as it was $17/bottle.
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2015